The Global Partnerships/Eleos Social Venture Fund (SVF) is an impact-led fund investing in early-stage social enterprises to expand opportunity for people living in poverty in East Africa. The fund was created to address the “pioneer gap” by supporting early stage social enterprises with a combination of investment capital and advisory support.
What We Look For
We invest in strong and capable founding teams with experience in the geography/ industry and a long term commitment to achieving impact and serving the BOP. We also look at unique value proposition, scalability, traction and funding plan.
Focus Sectors & Geography
We invest in Education, Energy, Health, Water, Sanitation and Rural Livelihoods across four countries in East Africa: Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.
The fund provides seed capital of $50-100K, with the ability to provide follow-on funding of ~$500K in each subsequent round of financing. In addition to financing, SVF provides advisory support and specific technical assistance, where required.